Before I get into today’s post, I want to comment on comments! WordPress has changed the emails I get when someone comments and I’m having trouble responding because the commenter’s email is no longer included. I’m not ignoring anyone, I’m still trying to figure this out. If I already have your email in my address book, it usually isn’t a problem…but sometimes it is. Especially if I know more than one person with the same name! Ugh. Moving onto more interesting things…
I had originally planned to make 12 blocks, but my cutting mistake affected my mojo. I stopped after 9.
I used up as many pieces as I could in a pieced border. I still gave these bits.
This is a new panto for me. It’s trickier than it looks, because all wiggles show.
I do like how this is looking so far.
Come back Friday for the finish. Have a great day!
I’d been planning to buy it for a class being offered via Zoom by Lori from Humble Quilts. She has this lovely quilt patterned inside.
Before I picked it up, I got a text from my friend, Kelly, asking if I knew one of mine was inside. I did NOT know, but you can bet I ran right to Sam’s Club to get my copy! (The news stand price for this is $6.99; it cost $4.86 at Sam’s.)
How fun is that? I made this little quilt for AccuQuilt (affiliate link).
Years ago, I used to have quilts published in QUILT magazine. They went out of business quite a long time ago now. It’s still a thrill to see something you made in print!
BTW, click here to register for today’s AccuQuilt Live program. They are launching another new die!
Prepare for picture overload! I’m smitten with this quilt! The first picture was taken after the last stitch went in.
You can see that the markings were still there. This is what I used for marking. I would recommend using the fine line version, but I had this on hand and it worked.
Oh, did it work! One trip through the wash and every bit came out! Please test before using as your mileage may vary. All fabrics in this quilt came from Mr. Wonderful’s shirts, so they had been prewashed.
I machine stitched the binding to the back and used perle cotton to big stitch it down.
Here is a look at the flannel backing.
I included a couple pockets. I stuck my hand inside to quilt that area without quilting the pocket closed.
This is what the other side looks like.
This was a great travel project and some of the most relaxing, fun hand quilting I’ve ever done. It ended up about 55” by 70”. I’m sure it will be a favorite couch quilt.
I just finished these books. Sigh…. I always wish Laura had written more. Yes, we are on a first name basis. Now I’m reading books about Laura. When I was little, I wanted to be her. I could relate to having a perfect older sister.
Anyway, today I thought I’d share a few pics I took on our way home.